Wing Chun Kung Fu in Brighton

Brighton & Hove offer quite a mix of Wing Chun styles. Some classes are lighthearted, some are serious. Some are hyper-traditional, some are hyper-modern. Different schools have different atmospheres, so there’s probably something for everyone whether you just want a bit of exercise, want to be able to defend yourself in basic ways, or wish to develop yourself as an advanced martial artist!

1 Kevin Liu – St Johns Centre, Palmeira Square, Hove, BN3 2FL

Brighton Wing Chun teacher Kevin Liu Kevin Liu teaches Foshan style Wing Chun similar to how Leung Jan taught it long before Yip Man heavily changed the forms. He has also trained under Lok Yiu who was a student of Yip Man.

On his website you can find videos of him performing his version of Siu Lim Tao, the first form of Wing Chun, and you may spot a few differences to the more common Yip Man way of doing it, for example, Kevin Liu brings his Wu Sau back to his hip and the Fok Sau then starts from beside his hip rather than sticking on the centreline in front of his belly. Some people say this is a more balanced, more structurally holistic, less collapsed way of practising the Three Prayers to Buddha (Saam Pai Fat).

Venue: St Johns Centre, Palmeira Square, Hove BN3 2FL
– LHS entrance at the back of the church

Time: Mondays, 7pm – 9pm


2 Alberto Kavadellas – Kamon Martial Arts Federation, BN41 1QH

Brighton Wing Chun teacher Alberto Kavadellas Alberto Kavadellas has been training Wing Chun at Kevin Chan’s Kamon Martial Arts Federation since 1997. He’s been teaching since 2000 (initially in Portsmouth) and has been running the Hove branch (currently at Fishersgate Community Centre) since 2008. The head of his association, Kevin Chan, does a lot of BJJ aside from Wing Chun so you can expect a mix of classic Wing Chun striking with BJJ influenced grappling techniques.

When: Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm

Where: Fishersgate Community Centre, West Road, Portslade, East Sussex, BN41 1QH

Price: £38 per month


3 Steve Poskitt – Brighton Wing Chun School, BN1 8GN

Brighton Wing Chun teacher Steve Poskitt Steve Poskitt has studied many styles of martial arts including but not limited to many styles of Chinese kung fu. He now heads up the Brighton Wing Chun school – Brighton’s branch of Wes Hussey’s WCK UK association which is one of the largest chains of wing chun schools in the UK.

Steve started his Wing Chun journey when a friend invited him to train under Kevin Liu in Brighton. More recently, Steve has trained under Pete & John Woolgar of Leung Ting lineage, and Steve now trains under Wes Hussey of WCK UK.

Venue: Old Boat Corner Community Centre, Carden Hill, Brighton, BN1 8GN.

Time: Mondays, 7:30pm – 9pm

Price: £50 per month by standing order


4 Steve Bowler – Wing Chun UK, BN1 9PH

Venue: University of Brighton Sports Centre, Brighton, BN1 9PH

Time: Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 9:30pm


5 Ben Gosling – Brighton Martial Arts School / Brighton Wing Tsun Kung Fu School – affiliated to EWTO England

Brighton Wing Chun teacher Ben Gosling

Venue: St Mary Magdalen Catholic Primary School, Spring Street, Brighton, BN1 3EF

Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8pm beginners, 8pm – 9:30pm advanced



6 Wutan Brighton – Hanover Community Centre, BN2 9UD

Venue: Lower Hall, Hanover Community Centre, Southover Street, Brighton, BN2 9UD

Time: Tuesdays, 8:45pm – 10:15pm

Price: £7 per week or £23 per month